Diploma in General Nursing

Applications for study in 2022 are now closed

Due to the high number of applications, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. If you are not contacted by 10 September 2021, it means you were not eligible or were not shortlisted.

Applications for study in 2023 will open mid-2022.


Diploma in General Nursing

Nursing scholars and graduates contribute to quality health outcomes across PNG including in rural and remote communities.

The Australian Government in partnership with the Government of Papua New Guinea will offer scholarships to undertake a Diploma of General Nursing in 2022 at the following institutions:

  1. Lae School of Nursing (Lae)
  2. Lutheran School of Nursing (Madang)

Women and people living with disability are strongly encouraged to apply

This Scholarship is for study in PNG (not in Australia). It is open to women and men. Applicants must have completed grade 12 or matriculation upgrade prior to 2021



Eligibility Requirements

  • be a non-school leaver
  • meet the conditions of entry for the institution
  • be a citizen of PNG and residing in PNG at the time of application
  • not have been convicted of a criminal offence
  • not have been terminated from a previous Australia Awards scholarship for misconduct.
  • completed Grade 12 with a minimum GPA 2.75 and a minimum grade B in Biology, Chemistry and Language & Literature, grade C in Advanced Math or grade A in General Math
  • OR matriculation upgrade (DODL/FODE) minimum GPA 3.0 and a minimum subject grades as above
    NOTE: CTCS (UPNG open college) six-month upgrade program is not regarded as matriculation upgrade by either nurse training institution

More information

For further information contact the Australia Awards In-PNG Scholarships team:
Email: incountry@australiaawardspng.org
Telephone: 3211 766 / 7373 3800
Mobile: 7014 1974 or 7275 9270 or 7073 5219 or 7051 1405

Additional information

Disability Inclusive Support

People with disability who meet the scholarship eligibility criteria are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful applicants may be able to access additional support to enhance their study experience. Scholarship applicants are encouraged to share information about their disability in their application. Click here to read more


The Australian Government takes a zero-tolerance approach to fraud. All application documents will be verified and if found fraudulent applicants will be excluded for consideration for this scholarship and any future Australia Awards. If application fraud is detected after a scholarship is awarded, the scholarship will be immediately terminated